Myths and Folk-Lore of Ireland (1890)

Author: Jeremiah Curtin

Book ID: 68169

Price: 350.00

Myths and Folk-Lore of Ireland. Boston: Little Brown, 1890. First Edition. Pp 345. Publisher’s quarter cloth, green paper boards, lettered & with a floral pattern in gilt to upper cover; top edge in gilt, with floral endpapers. Neat ownership namr to endpaper, otherwise a fine bright copy.

Frontispiece plate with a thirty-one pager introduction by Curtin dated ‘California, 1889’

Jeremiah Curtin (1835-1906), folklorist, writer, translator and linguist, was born 6 September 1835 in Detroit, Michigan. He collected and documented myths, legends, and folk tales from various cultures.

In this work, Curtis theorised about the cross-cultural relationships between the oral narratives of the different peoples from whom he collected & dedicated it to a fellow Celt, Maj. J. W. Powell, director of the bureau of ethnology, where Curtis once worked.

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